Growing Marijuana In Louisiana

Louisiana is either a great place for growing marijuana, or it has a lot of drug dealers. The least serious charge used to be possession of less than 60 lbs. That is a whole lot of weed! It makes you wonder what kind of people they are arresting in Louisiana. Does everyone there carry pounds of weed on them? Now the laws have changed, creating a unique charge for possession of up to 14 grams. You may still face jail time for this small amount, though.

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Growing Marijuana In Louisiana

The best way to take advantage of this state’s environment is by growing only what you need and being very quiet about it.  A few ounces are quite different from a few pounds, even if Louisiana does not make a separate law for it. Keep your stash private and enjoy your high discretely by growing your own marijuana.

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    Louisiana laws

    Louisiana laws

    If you aren’t growing marijuana in Louisiana, you are purchasing it, and that is risky. Selling any amount of marijuana in any form is illegal, and Louisiana is not forgiving for even first-time offenders. This means a drug dealer will spend at least five years in jail for selling you anything.

    If you happen to find a dealer that you can trust, you have to worry about them getting caught.  If they get caught selling to you, you’ll likely get in trouble too. All of that stress hardly seems worth it if it can be avoided. Save yourself the worry by growing marijuana in Louisiana instead of trying to purchase it.

    The new possession laws are more specific than they once used to be. For a first offense with 14g or less of weed, you could get 15 days in jail and a $300 fine. For more than 14 grams (but less than 2.5 pounds) that is also a first offense, it could end up landing you 6 months in jail and $500 in fines.

    However, New Orleans is another story. The city decriminalized marijuana in 2016, reducing the fine to a citation if it is less than 2.5 pounds. This does not apply if you are in a drug-free zone when caught, however.

    Louisiana also passed a medical program in 2016 for 14 conditions including autism, epilepsy, MS, and PTSD. Patients can purchase from one of nine state-run pharmacies, and they are not permitted to grow at home. Don’t expect to find anything that you can smoke though. Louisiana’s medical program only permits non-smokeable forms of marijuana or a THC inhaler.

    Growing marijuana

    Growing marijuana

    There are many different ways to grow marijuana in a variety of environments. Growing marijuana in Louisiana requires knowledge of those different methods as well as a properly planned growing setup.

    The Marijuana Grow Bible explains the different growing methods as well as gives tips on how to grow discretely. Even in places like Louisiana, you can safely grow weed without getting in trouble. The Marijuana Grow Bible specializes in explaining how to grow marijuana without getting caught.

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    We selected the best seeds to grow in the Louisiana climate! If you are planning to grow outdoors then, check out our custom collection of Louisiana weather-approved seeds.

    In addition to a discrete grow setup, you will also need good seeds. Especially if this is your first attempt at growing marijuana in Louisiana. You’ll want to purchase quality marijuana seeds that give you the best results without needing much space.

    I Love Growing Marijuana carries a large variety of seeds to fit your needs. Choose seeds that flower quickly or ones designed for outdoor use – just be sure to read the Marijuana Grow Bible first.

    Growing marijuana in Louisiana may not seem like an obvious way to safely enjoy weed, but if you think about the risks involved with purchasing, it starts to make sense.

    Just remember to keep it small, prepare a discrete grow room or outdoor grow area and use high-quality seeds. If you follow these simple rules you can enjoy the best marijuana, even in Louisiana.

    Jenny Bloom

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    Jenny is ILGM's unstoppable force when it comes to quality control for all the content on the blog. In the meantime, she manages to write many of the articles herself as well. She's not a lawyer but is well-read on all the latest marijuana legislations, which she always keeps up to date!... [Read full bio]


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      6 comments on “Growing Marijuana In Louisiana”

      1. Well the thing is that the penalty for possession is 15 days with a $300 fine, you could get out of that with the diversion plan. The penalty for cultivation in Louisiana is a 5-30 year mandatory minimum sentence with a $50,000 fine for first time offenders. Is it really safer growing it instead of buying it?

      2. •Under Louisiana’s medical marijuana laws, only Louisiana State University, Southern University and their contractors may have permits to grow cannabis.
        •Louisiana’s distribution laws also apply to possession with the intent to distribute.
        •Distributing or growing marijuana has a penalty of up to $50,000 and five to 30 years in prison for the first offense. Subsequent offenses receive 10 to 60 years in jail and up to $100,000 in fines. Prior convictions for other drugs count as a previous offense when determining these punishments.
        •If the offender distributes to a minor, they can have an imprisonment term of up to 45 years for a first offense and 90 years for additional offenses.

      3. Humidity is not our friend here, tried growing, beautiful plant but some buds were getting either mold or tiny bugs webbing

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